I have to say it has been a rough three-four weeks at home but when I came home and found my package from Jenni I was super excited. I loved getting to know her and she has such a cute little Youtube channel where she talks about books and teas. You can click here to go to her channel.
Alright, here we go...
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThis is book is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths cross in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. I am so looking forward to reading this book. I do not know why but this history time frame is my favorite to read for some odd reason. It is such a sad part of history but the books are always so interesting to me.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
My boys read this when they were younger in school and some how I missed this while I was their age. I am so happy this was one of the books I received. When we went on vacation about three years ago, we went to Washington D.C. and visited the Holocaust Museum. This book is one of a few referenced in the museum. All the other books which was referenced I own, now I have all of them. This book is a story through the eyes of a ten year old living in Denmark during World War II. I cannot wait to read this one.
Now both of the first two were on my wish list but this next one is not, so I think it may be one Jenni might have read.
Jenni sent a bonus book to me and when I saw it I smiled and giggled. It just made me so happy to see. Jenni and I shared a few emails back and forth and I explained how my husband and I will be taking little get away this Summer getting to know Iowa a little more. Every other Saturday we will not have Taj and plan to get away since the weekend is the only time we get to see one another with our work hours right now. This little book she sent I know I will highlight and started to browse immediately making plans for Todd and I.
Iowa Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places by Lori Erickson with Tracy Stuhr I just cannot say enough how stoked I am about this book. I see many trips and adventures for Todd and I a few with Taj and whomever of our children who want to join. I see some great photo opportunities of our wonderful state as well.
Thank you Beth and Angie for hosting my favorite swap. Thank you Jenni for being such a great swap partner!